If you’re looking for vegan Thanksgiving recipes, this is the right place for you! It’s absolutely no problem to skip the turkey with these delicious Thanksgiving appetizers, salads, mains, and desserts and to have a meatless Thanksgiving instead. Just show your family and friends how delicious vegan food can be!
Wow! It’s almost November, so Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s one of the greatest times of the year, but family dinners can also get quite stressful. Especially when you’re vegan and people ask you why you won’t eat turkey and other Thanksgiving classics.
I think the best thing in these situations is to show them how incredibly delicious and versatile vegan Thanksgiving recipes can be. I can promise you nobody will even think about the bird while they fill up on these festive vegan dishes.
Together with some talented fellow food bloggers, I put together a stunning roundup of 28 vegan Thanksgiving recipes for you to impress your family and friends. So let’s make this Thanksgiving a Plantsgiving!
As always, click on the heading above each photo to see the recipe!
28 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes that Will Impress Meat Eaters and Veggies Alike
Vegan Thanksgiving Sides, Appetizers, and Salads
1. Festive Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip
Who knew falafel could be this festive? These walnut falafel with cranberry pear dip make an awesome appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner.
2. Fall Panzanella Salad
I love panzanella salads in the summer and I often make them for BBQs. For those of you who have never heard of it, it’s a classic Italian bread & tomato salad. This creative version with Brussel sprouts, beets, and butternut squash by Dixya from Food, Pleasure & Health is absolutely perfect for fall!
3. Warm Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad
Impress your guests with this Moroccan spiced warm salad with roasted winter vegetables, quinoa, and pomegranate seeds by Alexandra from Occasionally Eggs. Doesn’t it look absolutely gorgeous?
4. Pumpkin Hummus
This pumpkin hummus with sesame seeds, fresh parsley, and crackers is one of my favorite snacks. It’s super delicious, packed with protein, and really easy to make!
5. Stuffed Mushrooms
These decadent stuffed mushrooms with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and vegan cream cheese by Angel from Cheftographer are the perfect addition to your vegan Thanksgiving buffet. Enjoy them with a glass of white wine.
6. Sweet Potato Salad
I can’t wait to try this roasted sweet potato salad with green onions and chives by Vanessa from Vegan Family Recipes! It’s such a great side dish to make ahead for the Holidays.
7. Magic Skillet Cornbread
And of course you also need a great recipe for vegan cornbread. This one by Brandi from The Vegan 8 is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and you need only eight ingredients to make it.
8. Veggie Salad with Broccoli, Pomegranate, and Tahini Dressing
9. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash
This recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash really couldn’t be easier! Your oven actually does most of the work for you, making it perfect for dinner parties.
Vegan Thanksgiving Mains
10. Thanksgiving Lentil Loaf with Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Squash, Vegan Gravy, and Cranberry Pear Sauce
Let’s begin with the absolute classics. This is actually one of my all-time favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes. The vegan gravy is simply to die for! Of course it’s a bit more time-consuming than my usual recipes, but it’s so worth the work! It’s also great for Christmas.
11. Butternut Squash Chili
You only need 30 minutes to make this vegan butternut squash chili by Julia from Savory Tooth. It includes quinoa, black and pinto beans, and peppers. Yummy!
12. Vegan Turkey Roll
Doesn’t this vegan turkey roll by Angel from Cheftographer look amazing? Serve it with vegan gravey, mashed potatoes, and green beans and you got an amazing vegan Thanksgiving meal!
13. Festive Chickpea Tart
This elegant chickpea tart with walnuts and spinach by Dreena from Plant-powered Kitchen will be the perfect center piece at your vegan Thanksgiving buffet. It’s so much better than all these faux turkeys out there!
14. Pecan and Mushroom Wellington
This vegan Wellington by Katie from Delightful Vegans is made with white and brown mushrooms. It’s best served with a salad or some roasted veggies.
15. Butternut Roast
This butternut roast with lentils, cranberries, and spinach by Kate from The Vegspace looks so delicious! It’s relatively easy to prepare ahead, so you got more time to spend with your family and friends.
16. Roasted Carrots Quinoa Tempeh Bowl
If you’re looking for a super healthy Thanksgiving recipe, what about this quinoa bowl with tempeh and roasted carrots by Molly from Apollo and Luna? It looks so delicious!
17. Thanksgiving Power Bowl
If you’re a total bowl addict like me, you’ll probably love this Thanksgiving power bowl with lentils, sweet potato, brown rice, and cranberry sauce by Natalie from Feasting on Fruit.
18. Sweet Potato Casserole
What would Thanksgiving be without sweet potato?! This sweet potato casserole with pecans by Maryea from Happy Healthy Mama looks so delicious!
Vegan Thanksgiving Drinks
19. Cider Sangria
And of course you need something festive to drink?! This cider sangria by Charity from Vintage Kitty seems just perfect! It looks fabulous, uses seasonal fruits, and comes together in only 10 minutes!
20. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Can you imagine one single day without a smoothie? I can’t! That’s why I had to include at least one smoothie. Okay, Smoothie-giving may begin!
Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts and Sweets
21. Baked Banana Puddings with Boozy Rum Caramel
Okay, a banana dessert with rum?! Seriously? I’m totally in! No further questions. This baked banana pudding by Melanie from A Virtual Vegan looks amazing!
22. Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
If you need a really fancy and decadent dessert you should definitely check out these pumpkin pie parfaits by Brianne from Natural Girl Modern World. They’re an absolute eye-catcher! And the best thing: You get the pumpkin pie flavor without the stress of making a crust.
23. No Bake Caramel Apple Tartlets
These tartlets by Demeter from Beaming Baker combine two great fall flavors: Apple and pecan. And the best part: You don’t even have to bake these cuties.
24. Sweet Potato Pie
So for all the guys who can’t get enough of sweet potatoes or for those who missed out on all the great sweet potato choices that were mentioned earlier. Good news! You can still have sweet potatoes for dessert! How does this sweet potato pie by Leah from Love Me, Feed Me sound?
25. Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake
You can never get enough of pumpkin! Especially when the pumpkin looks so delicious, like in this fantastic pumpkin cheesecake by Audrey from Unconventional Baker! Mooore pumpkin!
26. Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust
This pumpkin pie with pecan crust by Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite is one of the absolute classics. But of course 100% vegan!
27. Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Apples and Pecans
Okay, this desert by Gin from Eat Healthy Eat Happy really combines all the great fall flavors: Pumpkin? Check! Apple? Check! Pecan? Check! And the best thing: It only uses healthy whole ingredients and it’s so easy to make.
28. Mini Pecan Pie Tarts
Don’t these mini pecan pie by Ginny from Vegan in the Freezer tarts look super cute? They’re super rich and perfect for a festive party.
I LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS!
I hope you enjoyed these vegan Thanksgiving recipes as much as I do! Don’t forget to pin or share this post so you have these vegan Thanksgiving recipes ready when you need them!
Check out my roundup of 38 festive vegan Thanksgiving recipes, for even more ideas!
If you give any of these festive vegan recipes a try, I’d love to know what you think about it. Just leave me a comment below. Your comments really make my day!
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And I know it’s quite early, but happy Thanksgiving!
Sina – xx
Thank you for the great ideas, making the falafel now!
Thank you fot the list! I´m cooking some recipes this thanksgiving for sure!
Thanks to this list, I will not be served a boring salad at my parent’s thanksgiving dinner this year.
P.S. sending this list to my mother righ now lol.
THANK YOU :)!
Great recipes in here. Thank you.
audrey @ unconventional baker
Thank you, Sina — these all look delicious!
Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes.com
Such a great collection of recipes Sina! Sharing ;)
Demeter | Beaming Baker
Happy early Thanksgiving! It’s never too early to start planning out the menu! Love that you rounded up so many amazing recipes. :) Thank you so much for including my no bake caramel apple tartlets. :) Wishing you and your fam an awesome Thanksgiving! <3 Sharing of course!
Katie | Delightful Vegans
What an awesome round up! We are totally drooling right now and have a lot of great new recipes to try for the festive season! Thanks for including our Pecan and Mushroom Wellington!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
I think I could make about 3 absolutely amazing feasts with all these gorgeous recipes! Thank you so much for putting this together and including mine Sina, sharing :)
Thanks for including my Cider Sangria! Great list of recipes!